Kia Teams With B.R.A.K.E.S. to Offer Free Teen Defensive Driving Classes
Kia Motors America and B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) are expanding the free defensive driving classes offered throughout the Midwest in an effort to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes involving young drivers. The classes begin in mid-August in a number of major metropolitan areas in a region that has nearly two million potential new drivers between the ages of 16 and 20.
Kia is the official vehicle and a B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School sponsor, providing more than 40 vehicles that are used in training programs across the nation. Teens and their parents receive hands-on defensive driving education, in a three-to-one student-to-teacher setting that ensures personalized instruction.
The training curriculum includes:
- Crash Avoidance/Slalom
- Distracted Driving
- Panic Stop
- Drop Wheel/Off Road Recovery
- Car Control and Recovery
In a press release, Scott Fitzgerald, Director, Central Region Operations, Kia Motors America, stated, “Kia places a priority on vehicle safety, and our partnership with B.R.A.K.E.S. reflects that commitment, which begins with practical, hands-on driving experience. The B.R.A.K.E.S. program improves driving skills and helps teens make better decisions when behind the wheel. Even if just one crash is prevented because of this, it is a huge win.”
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